The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab team have announced the 8 projects that have been selected as part of the first cohort after an international call for submissions.
The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab is a common initiative from five major actors from the Luxembourg technology ecosystem: Infrachain, the LHoFT, LIST, SnT and LëtzBlock. The goal of the consortium is to create and nurture the blockchain ecosystem in Luxembourg, set up a landmark EU hub for blockchain research, education and industry projects, as well as develop industry capabilities to aid the deployment of the latest blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT).
The Luxembourg Blockchain Lab launched an international call for projects in October, in order to start building the collaboration between all the actors and develop projects alongside the industry.
Over the last two months the selection committee has been assessing the 25 applications, of which more than half were based in Luxembourg, with Sweden, Singapore, Slovenia, Ireland, and the UK also represented.
The selection committee was composed of the five founding partners: Infrachain, LHoFT, SnT, LIST and LëtzBlock. In addition, three ministries (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of the Economy and Ministry for Digitalisation) have been included in the selection process in order to provide with their views on the projects and assess the interest for Luxembourg.
(Press release by the Luxembourg Blockchain lab)